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Elementary Education Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Education and Human Services
Pathways: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Education

Our program provides 600+ hours of classroom experience before you graduate. You’ll gain a wealth of experience in the local school systems with experienced educators as mentors.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    SOCA 105 Introduction to Anthropology or
    POLS 103 Global Political Issues
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG 102 World Regions Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 101 General Biology or
    BIOL 102 General Biology or
    BIOL 105 Environmental Biology
17
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    HIST 179 World History to 1500 or
    HIST 180 World History Since 1500
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend a football game
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Take a language course
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    HIST 152 Growth of the American Nation to 1865 or
    HIST 153 Making of Modern America: 1865 to the Present
  • CDFS 110 Families Across the Life Span Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 232 Number and Algebra for Teachers or
    C&I 293 Special Topics
  • EDUC 100 Education Colloquium Exclamation Point
    1
  • EDUC 301 Learning in Educational Settings Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
17
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ART 103 Materials and Procedures or
    MUSC 182 Music in the Elementary School or
    C&I 365 Dance and Movement in PK-12 Schools
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 233 Measurement and Geometry for Teachers or
    C&I 293 Special Topics
  • EDUC 200 Professional Inquiry in Education Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • EDUC 311 Practicum 1/Technology Application Exclamation Point
    1
  • SPED 304 Special Education in Contemporary Society Exclamation Point
    3
  • RDNG 403 Literature for Children
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Attend a career fair
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ART 103 Materials and Procedures or
    MUSC 182 Music in the Elementary School or
    C&I 365 Dance and Movement in PK-12 Schools
  • SHED 300 Health Education for Elementary School Teachers
    -
  • EDUC 312 Practicum 2/Technology Application Exclamation Point
    1
  • EDUC 400 Instructional Design and Evaluation Exclamation Point
    3
  • EDUC 430 Mathematical Methods - Elementary Teacher
    3
  • C&I 414 Creative Experiences in Early Childhood
    3
13
Spring
  • EDUC 401 Managing and Organizing Learning Environments
    3
  • EDUC 410 Practicum 3/Technology Application Exclamation Point
    2
  • EDUC 440 Elementary-Early Childhood Science Methods
    3
  • EDUC 450 Issues and Methods for Teaching Elementary Social Studies
    3
  • EDUC 460 Foundations of Language and Literacy Exclamation Point
    3
  • C&I 426 Teaching Rational Number/Proportional in K-9
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a football game
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • EDUC 411 Practicum 4: Technology Application
    4
  • EDUC 461 Promoting Literacy Connections
    3
  • SPED 460 Differential Elementary Instruction
    3
  • RDNG 422 Reading in the Content Areas
    3
  • C&I 497 Research
    1-6
14
Spring
  • C&I 497 Research
    1-6
  • C&I 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
2
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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